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RATINGS: 1368   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers- especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs- we’ve taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We’ve not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you’re getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn’t randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the bottle, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and beer fans. Instead, we’ve sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA.

Batch List:
Enjoy By 09-21-12   Enjoy By 02-15-13   Enjoy By 02-14-14
Enjoy By 11-09-12   Enjoy By 04-01-13   Enjoy By 04-20-14
Enjoy By 12-21-12   Enjoy By 04-20-13   Enjoy By 05-16-14
                                Enjoy By 05-17-13   Enjoy By 07-04-14
                                Enjoy By 07-04-13   Enjoy By 08-16-14
                                Enjoy By 08-02-13   Enjoy By 09-20-14
                                Enjoy By 09-13-13   Enjoy By 10-31-14
                                Enjoy By 10-25-13   Enjoy By 12-05-14
                                Enjoy By 11-12-13   Enjoy By 12-26-14
                                Enjoy By 12-13-13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1371) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2013
22 oz. bottle. 05/17/13 edition. Bottled on: 04/12/13. A clear golden amber pour with a thick beige head. An extremely pungent & rich aroma of pine trees, grapefruits, oranges, zesty citrus rinds, melon, some caramel maltiness, and a fair amount of spice. Medium to full-bodied. Plenty of rich caramel maltiness upfront taste-wise to keep things from being too one-sided. Biscuity/crackery. Slightly grainy. Loads of grapefruits and zesty citrus rinds at the end. A drying finish that lingers a bit. Some warming alcohol and spiciness throughout. This is great stuff, but still a bit of a gimmick. I’ve had better local beers fresher out of the tanks than this (DC Brau OTWOA).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (515) - , Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Crystal clear orange with almost no head. Big flowery head. Medium bodied with a big green hop Flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1594) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Um, what’s the hype all about? This is a pretty generic grapefruity IPA with the caramel malt background that I’d expect from an EC brewery attempting a WC IPA, not the hype beast from Stone I’d heard all about. Not pungent enough, not fruity or flavorful enough, to be anywhere near amazing. Not bad, mind you, but far from great. re-rate: Way better than initially thought on first taste. Nice mango note, light sweetness, not as bitter as my first try at the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle - Enjoy by 5-17-13. Pours amber with a small, white head. Aromas of citrus and pine hops with light caramel and a hint of spiciness. Great pine and citrus hop flavor with a caramel and somewhat bready backbone. Nice bitter citrus and pine finish with some added floral and spicy hop notes. Smooth, tasty and not even a hint of the alcohol. A great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours golden with yellow-white head. Aromas of citrus rind, big hops, with a sweet note-caramel maybe. Herbal hops on the palate along with citrus, and a salty caramel finish. Was excellent right out of the fridge but turns green as it warms ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smith4498 (3064) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
Rating #2600. Draft at World of Beer Dadeland. 5-17-13. Pours clear dark golden color with off white head. Aromas of grapefruit rind and caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind flavor with some oranges and sweet malts. Moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and dry finish. Very nice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_em

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
asmall (16) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
Will not drink a better DIPA! Piney GRAPEFRUIT BOMB! The best I have had from this series.Way up there with Pliny and Sucks!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (571) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2013
Batch 05/17/13. Pours clear orange with a slight white head. Aroma is light fresh citrus, pine cone, and a bit of caramel malt. Taste is ultra fresh hoppy goodness, fresh citrus fruit, light toffee, and no sign of the 9.4%. Really light, crisp, and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2902) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 By 12-26-14. on draft at Local Cantina. Nice warm resiny citrus and caramel malt aroma. Tastes are the vegetal and spice from my previous rate, but seems better rounded this time with resin, pine, citrus. May be just better on tap - bumped it up a couple points. By 05-17-13. Bottle from Proof. Tried it on tap last night also. Orange-gold pour with thin white head and slight spotty lacing. Aroma is huge vegetal, peppery, floral and citrus. Tastes are grapefruit, pineapple, bitter hops, resiny, floral, wet grass. Peppery through the long bitter finish. Covers the alcohol well. This is a sipper for me. Very nice, but can’t say I’d crave another.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strap (458) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 27, 2013
On tap at RFD. The 5/17/13 version. Very good. Sweet, smooth and hoppy...couldn't as for more from the style. Thoroughly enjoyed this one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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